Watching TV with your child can help their cognitive development, study suggests

A recent study, published in Frontiers in Psychology, has examined the impact passive screen use has on a young child’s cognitive development. It found screen exposure — whether that be from a TV or mobile device — can be beneficial, depending on the context in which it’s viewed. Researchers from the University of Portsmouth and Paris … Read more

Culture Night Dublin 2022 returns to celebrate creativity and cultural discovery

Culture Night Dublin will return on Friday, 23 Sept with over 250 participating venues, and more than 300 FREE events across Dublin City and County. The libraries at Malahide, Blanchardstown, and Fingal Local Studies and Archives will all be open late on Friday, September 23. Culture Night celebrates culture and creativity in Ireland by connecting … Read more

Kate Winslet hospitalized after falling on film set in Croatia

British actress Kate Winslet has been hospitalised after an accident while filming a movie in Croatia, a spokesperson for the Oscar-winning actor told NBC News. “Kate slipped and was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure required by the production. She is fine and will be filming, as planned, this week,” the spokesperson said. The Titanic star was shooting … Read more

Netflix announces release date for Irish film The Wonder

The Wonder, a new film set in the Irish Midlands in 1862, will be released globally on Netflix on November 16. Sebastián Lelio (A Fantastic Woman, Gloria) of Chile is the director of the psychological thriller, which is based on the Emma Donoghue novel of the same name and stars Florence Pugh, Ciarán Hinds, Niamh Algar, Brán F O’Byrne, Elaine Cassidy, and her daughter, Kla Lord Cassidy. The film, which has been described as a psychological thriller, is an adaptation of the 2016 novel of the same name by Emma Donaghue. The cast also includes Tom Burke, Dermot Crowley, Toby … Read more

Colin Farrell wins best actor at Venice Film Festival

Colin Farrell has won the best actor award at the 79th Venice International Film Festival on Saturday. Farrell received the award for his role in Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees Of Inisherin as a guy broken up with by his long-time friend.  “I’m shocked to get this and thrilled,” Farrell said in a live video message … Read more

2,000 grants awarded to artists through Basic Income for the Arts pilot scheme

2000 artists have today been awarded grants for the government’s Basic Income for the Arts pilot scheme. The three-year pilot scheme will provide 2000 artists and creative arts workers with €325 per week as part of the research project Over 9,000 applications were made under the scheme, with over 8,200 assessed as eligible and included in a … Read more

Irish author Claire Keegan shortlisted for Booker Prize

Irish author Claire Keegan has been shortlisted for the Booker Prize for her novel ‘Small Things Like These’. One of the most prestigious literary awards in the world has six novels on its shortlist. The novel “Small Things Including These,” which takes place in Wexford in 1985, explores issues like family and the Magdelene Laundries. … Read more

National Cinema Day will take place on September 3rd- tickets at just €4

National Cinema day will take place on the 3rd of September. Various cinemas across Ireland will celebrate with €4 tickets all day for all seats and all shows. Over 95% of cinemas in Ireland will participate in the initiative, allowing the Irish people easy access to big-screen entertainment. Ireland had the highest rate of cinema … Read more

CITIZENS?: An exhibition of artworks by Belinda Loftus and Manar Al Shouha exploring themes of citizenship, identity and the sense of home

CITIZENS?, an exhibition of artworks by Belinda Loftus and Manar Al Shouha, has been announced by Rathfarnham Castle and the Office of Public Works (OPW). CITIZENS? is an exhibition of paintings and installations about the difficulties suffered by those caught up in conflict and forced migration and explores questions and possibilities about where we truly … Read more

Hollywood star Lindsay Lohan’s next movie, to begin in Mayo, seeks body double in Ireland

Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan will feature in a new Netflix movie which will be shot in Ireland next month. ‘Irish Wish’ will be filmed in Dublin, Wicklow, Westport, Knock airport and other locations across Ireland during September, according to the Western People. Netflix will produce the film, and at the end of September, the film crew … Read more

This England trailer shows Kenneth Branagh as Boris Johnson in new clips

In a brand-new trailer for the Sky drama This England, Sir Kenneth Branagh can be seen fully transformed into Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The video was shared on social media on Thursday, and it is uncanny how much the Belfast man resembles the departing PM. The six-episode series follows the impact on the country of … Read more

“South Indian actors look like ordinary people, while Bollywood stars are not ready to change their stylish looks”-Soumya Rajendran

In a write-up that she posted on Facebook, writer Soumya Rajendran addressed debates over South Indian movies-Bollywood movies. She commented that the story and characters of South Indian films are quite normal but Bollywood films do not interact with the audience. Soumya pointed out that while South Indian actors change their looks depending on the situation … Read more